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we still have time to go. this slow-moving storm is spinning its way over north-central louisiana, and you can see lots of rain inundating northern mississippi. keep in mind these are locations that do need the rain, unfortunately it's too much of a good thing. it's stip a tropical storm with winds of 40. it's moving to the north-northwest at 9 miles an hour, here is the all-important track of where it's going to be going. it will by inundating arkansas and missouri with heavy rain as we think about the labor day weekend. come monday it's knocking on ohio's door. the rain showers will be heading here too. when i see you in a little while, i'll give you the timing this holiday weekend when you should expect to get we had and if your labor day will be wet or dry. we have a lot to cover. it tampa tonight, it may be the most eagerly anticipated moment of the republican national convention. mitt romney will give his acceptance speech in just a few
hours. he just arrived, doing a walk-through on the stage before his speech. the latest polls show he is virtually tied with the president. tonight is his chance to allow voters to get to know him. here's steve handelsman. >> reporter: he's looked relaxed at his convention, but the pressure is on mitt romney. after seven years of running for president, finally winning the gop nomination, mitt romney reluctant to talk about his life, his finances or his faith, still has to introduce himself to many americans tonight. >> i think this is an extraordinary opportunity right now for the governor to reach voters who say, i've heard a lot about this guy in some of the policy debates, but i don't know much about him personally. i want to learn what makes this guy tick. >> reporter: he trails in what pollster call likability or -- the running mate 42-year-old paul ryan joked last night
65-year-old romney is not cool. >> there are the songs on his ipod which i've heard on the campaign bus -- [ laughter ] and i've heard it on many hotel elevators. >> reporter: but ryan insisted romney is caring and competent, despite what democrats claim. >> you see, some people can't be dragged down by the usual cheap tactics, because their character, ability and plain decency are so obvious, and ladies and gentlemen, that is mitt romney. to help mitt romney better personalize himself with voters watching. so far most voters have not been watching this convention. just 20 million or so on all the broadcast and cable channels. i'm steve handelsman, news4 at
the rnc in tampa. a secret service agent made an embarrassing and potentially dangerous mistake while protecting mitt romney. he left a gun in the bathroom of a plane during the candidate's trip from florida to indiana yesterday. a reporter found the weapon, the secret service says the agency is aware of what happened and the matter will be handled internally. the agent involved was not on last night's trip back to tampa. a we're following a developing story in charlottesville, virginia. george hughley is being sentenced for the murder of yardley love. they were both lacrosse players at the university of virginia. their volatile relationship ended with a deadly confrontation in 2010. that's when he beat love to death. he was convicted of murder in february. juror recommended -- a judge has to make a final decision. jack jill benson will join us
live as soon as anything happens. right now a court hearing about the deadly theater massacre in colorado. at issue is the notebook the suspected gunman james holmes allegedly mailed to the psychiatrist. that notebook reportedly contains descriptions of a violent attack. the defense is expected to argue that the book is privileged doctor/patient information and should not be admitted into the case. hot also' attorneys have said he's mentally ill, but prosecutors say he's sane. 12 died, 58 others were wounded. the dulles greenway is back open after a tanker accident. just after 5:00 a.m., virginia state police say about 400 gallons of diesel fuel spilled. they spent hours cleaning up the mess. the driver was taken to the hospital, but is expected to be okay. some parents are concerned about their kids' safety because of a bus stop change in prince
george's county, as news4's tracee wilkins reports, some elementary students now have to walk near a busy road with no sidewalks. >> reporter: things have changed for these students. instead of catching the bus within their peat-friendly subdivision, these little ones have to venture onto washington drive, a road with plenty of traffic and no sidewalks. >> last year the bus stop was up there. it was more safe for the children, because there's a sidewalk and we would sit on the sidewalk and wait for the bus. >> reporter: the stop is now a block outside the subdivision, the cross-section of a major and secondary road. little elementary students standing here is something drivers aren't used to and parents don't want to get used to. >> i think it's terrible. i think something needs to be done fast. >> reporter: these parents aren't alone. there's been a number of
complaints since the school system changed some of the transportation rules and pickup spots. according to the website, the transportation department had to make budget cuts. the cuts have redirected $5 million back into the classrooms. the changes include a maximum walking distance of half a mile. adjusted walk zones of approximately 24 schools, and some middle and high school students are riding the same bus now to save on stops. >> i think putting the safety of the kids in jeopardy over budget cuts is a big risk. >> reporter: she has a kinder guard nen, and has complained to the transportation department about the location, and isn't happy with their response. >> they've sent two people out and they deemed this was safe, although the kids are not walking on a sidewalk. >> reporter: while a number of changes have been made to save money within the transportation department, officials are still looking to hear from parents. if they have concerns, they're asking them to contact them.
in prince george's county, i'm tracee wilkins, news4. the schools released this statement. it says in part the school system enacted changes this year to improve efficiency without compromising safety. we received two complaints about this site, and the site does meet our criteria for a bus stop placement. and when "news4 at 4" continues, a controversial depiction of the first lady, a magazine super-imposes her face on the body of a slave. mtv announces the end of "jersey shore." then get ready to steve. we visit him on his new set. find out what will make his show so different from the rest. ♪ we could have had it all and adadele addressing a bi rumor about her personal life. president clinton: this election to me is about which...
candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
rumors that adele got hitched are apparently just that, rumors. several british tabloids reported that she secretly red her boyfriend, but adele took to twitter today, saying she wasn't married, despite denying the rumors, she was photographed with what happened to be a wedding band. she also revealed she was expecting a child with simon in june. sherman hensley has been dead for a month now, but a fight over his will has kept him from being buried. he was best known for playing george jefferson. he died in july of lung cancer. six weeks before his death, he named a woman who he called his beloved partner as the sole beneficiary of his estate, but a man who claims to be hensley's
brother is contesting that rule. his body will be kept at a funeral home until the will can be value validated. country singer leann rimes turnds 30, did you know that? >> and she checked into a treatment facility. she wants to learn healthy way toss cope with stress and anxiety. the spokesman also clarified she's not seeking fremont to a eating disorder or any form of substance abuse. she's preparing for a fall tour and upcoming release, she's married to actor eddy sipriani. after six fist-pumping seasons mtv says this will be the reality show's final year. >> the show gained widespread popularity in the first season following the six cast members as they vacationed on the jersey shore. follow-up seasons sent them to
miami beach, even to italy. it even led to a spin-off series for snooki, jay-wow and pauly d. the final season will premiere in october. after a very difficult and public effort, a tv celebrity coming is celebrating the birth of their child. they tweeted details of their new son edward duke. he was born via surrogate. guiliana rancic is the host of "e news." the couple stars in the style network reality store that dealt with their fertility issues. the ever-impressive actress kathleen turner is in town appearing at "red-hot patriot." >> she was right here a few hours ago. she stars as the outspoken news columnist who died the breast cancer just a few years ago.
>> no reporter takes a vacation in late summer. every news organization leaves for the weird, the astonishing, absurd and in our ways, explodes in august. >> that voice, turner appeared on news4 midday, as jim just said. she says molly eye advance loved to secure the weaknesses of politicians, turner says that's the main reason she wanted to bring the production to d.c. during an election year. >> i mean, i was working on this one, i wanted terribly to bring it into washington before the election, and molly smith at the theater agreed. so she opened the way for us to bring this show in. yes, i have to say, although we've only been open a few days i've only had audience foss about a week. one of the differences i find is that when gets to the real heavy political stuff about, you know, our individual freedoms and
everything, the audience gets pretty quiet here. >> don't want to hear too much of that. >> i don't know. i don't know. i don't know. they are listening. >> kathleen turner in "red hot patriot" that's running at the arena stage through october 28th. she's pretty political savvy lady. man, this cat can sing, what a great voice, he's unbelievable. i found out he likes to play basketball, he's going to be real famous after this and i want to publicly make the announcement that i am his real daddy. >> he's everywhere. comedian steve harvey appeared on "america's got talent" last night, had some fun with the contestants. >> his appearance comes five days before hi brand-new daytime talk show debuts. >> we're counting down. his secret to success and what
will set his show apart from the rest. >> so, steve, what are we in for? >> i think it's going to be a refreshing look at daytime tv. >> hello, everybody. welcome, welcome, welcome. >> it's going to be inspirational, uplifting, motivating, then when you get through all of that right there, it's going to be pretty funny. >> i called you probably 15 times. how did you like that? >> i found it to be cumbersome. however -- >> okay. first of all, i'm really a comedian, i don't even know what cumbersome means. >> reporter: laugh all started when he was using a boy as a popsicle stick as his very first microphone. >> i stood in front of the a mirror with my father before he went to work every day, and i shaved next to him, he made me a
carton to stand on. he put the shaving cream and gave me a popsicle stick, so i used it a lot of times. i was just in the mirror, just practicing. i didn't know for what. i was just practicing. it was -- it was in me, the seed was planted a long time ago. i think, man, if you get someone who isn't afraid to be open, who isn't afraid to just say it like it is, i think that's going to be a great, great takeaway for a lot of people. when you were trying to kiss the woman, rub the woman, hold the woman, caress the woman, love the woman, was any of this via text. >> no, sir, it wasn't. >> so now how do you expect to think it's okay to break up with this human being via text? that is got to be close to one of the dumbest things. >> you think you were able to
turn those dreams as a child into all this? >> i just had to believe when i was going through it that i was going to come through it. i just kept believe that. if you put faith with the no-quit and you're willing to work, it can happen to you. >> it definitely happened to steve. you can catch him weekdays at 2:00 p.m. starting september 4th. a long way from the popsicle stick. >> it sounds like it will be fun, though. he's a pretty funny guy. >> it's a big day. we are lacking flared to it. he keeps it real. pippa middleton, the author, the family lesson she's teaching in her new book. plus talk about a skinny minnie. the disney makeover that has some people upset. and isaac's aftermath. kim is here to tell
and strengthens guaranteed benefits." and the ryan plan? a-a-r-p says it would undermine medicare and could lead to higher costs for seniors... and experts say ryan's voucher plan could raise future retirees costs more than six thousand dollars. get the facts. so the power outages are starting to ease up a bit? >> i was just reading that on twitter, so at least some brightening news, and the heavy rain is pulling into inland
louisiana. but it's the -- and the heavy rain is spreading into arkansas, missouri, and a lot of places that need a nice soaking rain, so there's bright news there. around here it's been a very pleasant day. we're going to be heading into the 90s, though. middle 90s coming tomorrow, so get ready for a warm-up, as we head into the labor day weekend. it is 88 right now, don't mind that humidity. a southerly wind keeping us company at 7 miles an hour, lots of middle 80s to keep you company. i like that. i'll take that 80s please. and as you make your plans throughout the evening, we will be taking you from 80 at 9:00 down to 74 by 5:00 in the morning, 73 at 7:00, and generally a partly cloudy to main on side on our radar, and
isaac as it pulls into southern arkansas, with the heaviest rain, that's where the flooding potential is at its highest. when is isaac's moisture will be getting here? let's talk about that timeline. i paused this at saturday, and the time is right up here, 4:15 in the afternoon, your saturday should be fine. it's late in the day sunday, especially in the mountains, shenandoah valley west. the jet stream is going to hook up with isaac's moisture, and overspread us, most likely on labor day monday. that will be the rainiest day, perhaps lingers into your tuesday, so that's how things are unfolding there. as for us, we'll be saying hello to a gorgeous weekend, with lots of sunshine. as i mentioned, it's later on sunday that we're looking at a chance for that rain. let's put the details in writing for you. a nice morning tomorrow. full moon, by the way.
amend as he head into the afternoon, a hot one, guys. here's that extended weather forecast? and still to come on notice notif "news4 at 4," prince harry tell his grandmother his's sorry. plus a controversy over a magazine cover portraying the first lady as a slave. and a stunning case of bullies, a boy is beaten and
>> and i'm barbara harrison. isaac's aftermath is threatening communities in south louisiana now. >> thousands are fleeing the rising floodwaters around lake pontchartrain. south of the city some are still traps in the homes 09 miles north of new orleans. just within the last hour, louisiana governor bobby jindal took to the air waves to warn residents to take evacuations seriously. the 2012 paralympic games kicked off last night. >> as michelle kosinski reports, one member was notably absent. >> i declare open the london 2012 paralympic games. >> another global sporting celebration, another night for london to shine, as well as the royal family.
the queen, prince edward, princess ann, william and kate back in olympic stadium supporting the world paralympians. >> ever since the dawn of civilization, people have crave for an understanding of the underlying order of the world, why it exists as this, and why it exists at all. >> not present, prince harry, though monday he will be back in the. >> he's at balmoral in scotland. he did spend some quality time with his father, prince charles, and of course he went to make a formal apology to her majesty the queen, very much a strong telling-off from granny, i should imagine. >> prince harry's good deeds will begin at home. next week at the paralympics, and now patron of a charity for wounded soldiers as they race to the south pole. we don't know in video might surface, but there are certainly
to be some changes to his security detail. kate middleton's little sister is publishing her first book. 28-year-old middleton is running a guide to home entertainment. she calls it a feel-good book. it will include recipes, crafts and games, middleton says it's based on her experience in her family's party business. and her work at an events company. it hits store shelves in october. debate and outrage over a portrayed that superimposes first lady michelle obama's face on a paschly nude slave. public lishd on this month's cover of a spanish magazine. ist based on a famous painting white. we're only showing you part of the cover. blogs have waged a digital war against the cover, calling it racially charged, as it shows america's first african-american
first lady as -- the picture was just one in a series of famous nudes. the white house is not commenting. barney's in new york is getting a lot of flack over its use of an eischenic disney characters. can you see a stretched-out mini they argue the characters should still look like themselves. wouldn't have recognized them. >> i don't either. there's more to come on "news4 at 4." 3-year-old deaf boy is told he can't sign his name at school, because it looks like he's pointing a gun. caution, rats crossing, the unusual sign that went up in a neighborhood. and millions have watch this video of dancing twins on youtube. wait until you see what happened when the babies came to the "today" show. could they pull it off again on live television?
you guys ready? ♪ ♪ yeah, they're ready to rock. you're watching two of the biggest stars on the internet right now. they captured hearts as they dance in sync to their dad's guitar. this has already 3 million hits. the girls ease names are chloe and alex is. their parents flew in in kansas to be on "the today" show. >> they hope to re-create the adorable dancing. tack a look at what happened. >> hunter is a happy, playful -- >> excuse me. apparently we had the wrong tape
there. >> yes, we did. >> when they cued them up on the "today" show, we don't know how many takes that took, but pressure was on live tv. >> they are only 11 months old after all. little alexis was fine. they were crying a bit. just before the segment aired, the girls did dance together in the greenroom. their parents say the youtube video first took off when ellen degeneres put it on her page. >> we do. let's take a look. ♪ [ crying ] >> it's okay. it's all right. >> i don't know who's crying, whether that's chloe or alexis, but the other one is not having any of it. >> they knew they weren't in the kitchen. >> they didn't have peas there to prompt them. >> aren't they the cutest?
>> they are adorable. when we return, forget snakes on a plane, imagine driving down the room and see something slither out of your car. what one man did. plus video of an extreme case of bullying, a boy beaten up and dragged around the room, even his teacher joined? and we're still tracking isaac. isaac. kim will tell us how long
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murder and larceny recommended a sentence of 26 years. the judge heard arguments for about three hours. arguments were heard from the prosecution. they three former classmates who testified to incidents of violence involves george hughley. the defense presented family members, george's aunt, his uncle, a priest with whom he has shared communion and meetings of week for the last two years testifies he was a spiritual young man, a peace maker, but in the end, the judge considered all that was put before him and recommended that sentence of 23 years. and added one years for the larceny, but recommended it be
served concurrently. so effecttively sentenced for 23 years in prison. there will be additional parole conditions, he'll have to undergo substance, alcohol and drug abuse and counseling when he's paroled. again, they witnessed saying hughley deserved to have his sentence reduced down into the 14 will have year range, something that is apparently rare here in virginia in the end, the judge did deviate, but only by about three years, so again this afternoon, george hughley sentenced to serve 23 years in prison. we're going to talk about our weather now.
kim is watching the skies for us. it's going to be on block party event. great to see you. let's look at on you lows tonight. this has opened up is the window westerly, in my opinion, loving that 65 forecast, and leesburg around 70, closer to the bay, and in the urban centers lows of we're reaching for 96 tomorrow afternoon, postally sunny, even winchester around 93. the clouds getting as far as north carolina, and around here we are in for nice weather, as we head into labor day. ocean city at 80 degrees right now. as you make your forecast for the beach this weekend, not a bad place to be. last weekend, no.
this weekend quite a different story. you have about a 30% chance of showers late. around here, here's that forecast. let's go back to jim and barbara. >> thank you. we want to return live to charlesville where thoughts are holding a news conference. the sentence for hughley has been just been handed down. >> we received every bit of assistance that we could. what we do in court is such a rough approximation of justice no matter how heart we try and it's always a rough approximation. what's the right thing to do when a young person's life is taken? and in those circumstances
another young person's life is fundamentally changed, and that's the life of the perpetrator? what's the right thing to do? we believe the jurors here in charlottesville got it right the judge made some adjustment, and he otherwise nearly without modification, affirmed the judgment of the jurors. i think they have gotten this case right.e appreciate their h work. >> reporter: whether alcohol is too much of an excuse for criminal behavior -- is it -- how dao vu that? >> you know, alcohol is a disinhibiting agent. as the central nervous system
depresses. it doesn't cause people to do things that aren't in them, but it enables them or facilitates them in doing things that are there. this gentleman has an anger problem. he has a violent problems. the human being is respond for that behavior ultimately, whether it's under the influence of alcohol or not, and here with multiple examples of behavior of a similar sort that had potential to be far more serious in terms of the outtim, this young man was on firm notice of the behavior issues he presented, and the circumstances
they would come to the surface. so he can be held appropriately and firmly accountable for all of his behavior in this case. i think that ultimately that's what happened. >> reporter: did he show remorse or contrition, and were you surprised by the family, i'm so sorry for your loss, i hope you find -- >> from doing many cases of this sort, that right of allocution, the differences between people are so great. so many people who come before the court, in fact the routine are just not many people are educated and articulate, and not well positioned to be able to say much that's in their heart. it's a very different circumstance.
so we try not to judge people by what they say. sometimes they are able to convey remorse and you feel it, and other times there are things that might mute the ability to hear remorse that they really do have. we try not to read too much into that. >> do you think you were handicapped by them not taking part in the presentence report? do you think the judge may not have reduced it had he more information? >> conceivably if he had more information, he might have had a base upon which to feel as if an additional reduction could be made or should be made. i think it's very uncommon for someone not to participate so thoroughly in the presentence investigation process. it's entirely different to refrain from giving a firsthand description of the events. that's a very different issue. we have complete respect for the
choice that was made in that regard. it's a right, and that's the way it is, but in relation to making information available by appropriate releases, that's a one of the way we have in a presentence report to have a third-party neutral provide reliability data for the probation office and the court to consider. and you would ordinary want to have that. >> reporter: you thought that they got this case right. did yardley love get justice? >> you know, all i see is loss. it will be that way forever. you know, it's such a rough approximation. we just wish that it didn't happen. >> why do you think those prewake-up calls wen unanswered?
>> it's tick larry difficult with young people to recognize those signs of themselves it's different for people generally. one of the -- there are two things that in our view are important takeaways from these events. one would be to -- to enable young people especially to recognize in their friends problem behaviors like overindulgence in alcohol, especially where it's contributing to behavior that's out of control. and act, act now. and the other would be to recognize in your colleagues
when someone at a mature age, and 21 is a mature age, when they're engaging in violent behavior, that is so wrong. it's so wrong at that age. it's so developmentally appropriate, and act on that. if we can take away from this in a university community or doing a better job with that, our in our community generally doing a better job with that, we'll have taken away a lot that could be put to good use in the future. did they have the right to drin? >> yes, it's a fifth amendment right. >> what did you make of the argument that he had no weapon? >> we see homicides of all sorts year after year.
if its a weapon susceptible, it's a factor chch you can conclude there was malice, but you can exhibit it with your hands and feet and whatever, and to the same degree and to the same extent. it's of no consequence in many ways great bodily harm was done and it caused death. that's the important fact. >> reporter: would it have been better if someone had prosecuted on the earlier offenses? >> whether it's this community or some other community, and we bring this to the work we do in our office, it's never underlooked, never overlook the
significant of comparatively minor behavior. it doesn't mean you have to respond in too harsh a fashion, but it's important for violent behavior committed by a young person of the age of 21 to come to the attention of law enforcement so sensible decisions can be made. it can be an opportunity to intervene. never overlook the opportunity, and it might be something so simple as underage possession of alcohol, which befalls many a student here in this community, and in any community in the commonwealth of virginia. take it seriously. make the kids go through a program that will last some time, it's going to be
inconvenient, and some of them benefit from it, some of them not slow down an iota in their problem behavior, but take it seriously. we do, and it's important to do that. if there's violence especially, take it seriously. it doesn't mean it has to be punished harshly, but you have to look to each arrest and each case as an opportunity to make a difference with that person that could be very important down the road. >> reporter: he gets 85% of what you heard in there today? >> that's correct. >> minus time served already? >> you receive credit for time serv served, and you may receive up to 15% good-time credit. >> in theory, he could be out if he was 40 years old. >> i would have to do the math. i'll take your word -- he'll be a young man when he's released, much life in front him.
>> is there a cultural issue that comes into play -- >> no, i think students here, like students in many, many places. >> reporter: in europe, what is the world missing out on? >> i'm not what you mean. >> what type of future did she have to look forward to? >> oh, my goodness. that's such an important question. when you think of each of the kids who came back to testify, they've got in new york, they're involved in the financial industry, they're involved in some of the them broadcasting t. doing many things. the beginning of what will be important things. that's what. that's what we're missing out on. >> what type of contribution do
you believe in your heart that yardley love could have made? >> well, i know that she is a person of a background and level of achievement that she would have been successful in whatever she had done. it's so sad, but in death she's making a contribution to understanding about domestic violen violence. you're watching breaking news right now on "news4 at 5," a 23-year sentence just handed down to george huguely. >> we are listening to dave chapman, the commonalty wealth attorney talking about that sentencing. let's go back. >> i'm not an expert on what's available to him.